All views expressed here are my own and may not reflect the opinions of my colleagues or employer.

Hello! My name’s Mark, and I’m a Quaker, teacher, musician & theologian. I’m a tutor at Woodbrooke, Europe’s only Quaker study centre.


This blogs draws together my thoughts on Quakerism, Christianity, and the various challenges of following the Way of Jesus in 21st Century Britain.

My theological interests include intentional community and New Monasticism, music and worship, the Bible and apocalyptic spirituality.

From August 2014 to August 2015, my husband and I embarked on a ‘purposeful adventure’, exploring faith-based intentional communities in the US and the UK. You can see me talking about it here and start reading about it here.

In 2009 I completed a certificate in Applied Christian Studies with the ‘Workshop‘ programme. I am currently studying for a MA in Systematic and Philosophical Theology with the University of Nottingham.


2 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Mark. How’s the Nottingham study going? My daughter and her family live in Beeston and I went to the Beeston meeting (for the first time) just before Christmas.
    I am a longish term member of Southampton Quaker meeting and interested in maintaining what I consider a Bible-reated Christian dimension of my Quakerism – at the very least in terms of being a disciple of Jesus.
    If you are in the Nottingham area I would be interested in meeting up some time when I visit. I will follow your blog now – I have looked in the past but didn’t sign up.
    With best wishes
    Stuart Donnan
    (my websites aren’t as up to date as I would like)

    1. Thanks for following the blog Stuart. The studying is going very well. I’m a distance learner so I’m not based in Nottingham, although the Quaker world being as small as it is I’m sure we’ll meet each other at some point! I hope the blog continues to be useful to you.

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